Definition of Understand

1. Verb. Know and comprehend the nature or meaning of. "Sam and Sue understand the movie "; "I understand what she means"




2. Verb. Perceive (an idea or situation) mentally. "They understand that there was a traffic accident "; "I don't understand the idea"

3. Verb. Make sense of a language. "Can you read Greek?"
Exact synonyms: Interpret, Read, Translate
Derivative terms: Understandable

4. Verb. Believe to be the case. "They understand him to write the letter"; "I understand you have no previous experience?"
Exact synonyms: Infer
Generic synonyms: Believe

5. Verb. Be understanding of. "You don't need to explain--I understand!"

Definition of Understand

1. v. t. To have just and adequate ideas of; to apprehended the meaning or intention of; to have knowledge of; to comprehend; to know; as, to understand a problem in Euclid; to understand a proposition or a declaration; the court understands the advocate or his argument; to understand the sacred oracles; to understand a nod or a wink.

2. v. i. To have the use of the intellectual faculties; to be an intelligent being.

3. v. t. To have just and adequate ideas of; to apprehended the meaning or intention of; to have knowledge of; to comprehend; to know; as, to understand a problem in Euclid; to understand a proposition or a declaration; the court understands the advocate or his argument; to understand the sacred oracles; to understand a nod or a wink.

4. v. i. To have the use of the intellectual faculties; to be an intelligent being.

Definition of Understand

1. Verb. (transitive) To be aware of the meaning of. ¹

2. Verb. To believe, based on information. ¹

3. Verb. To impute meaning, character etc. that is not explicitly stated. ¹

4. Verb. To apply values (axioms). ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Understand

1. [v -STOOD, -STANDING, -STANDS]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Understand

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understand (current term)
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